Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For Yourself

1 Kings 11.41
The rest of Solomon's life and rule, his work and his wisdom, you can read for yourself in The Chronicles of Solomon.

Monday, January 30, 2017

It'll Be Over Soon

1 Kings 11.39
but the trials won't last forever.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Matter What

1 Kings 11.38
If you listen to what I tell you and live the way I show you and do what pleases me, following directions and obeying orders as my servant David did, I'll stick with you no matter what.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All The Way!

1 Kings 11.37
But I have taken you in hand. Rule to your heart's content!

Friday, January 27, 2017

I Chose

1 Kings 11.36
I'll leave one tribe to his son, to maintain a witness to my servant David in Jerusalem, the city I chose as a memorial to my Name.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


1 Kings 11.33
He faithlessly abandoned me and went off worshiping Ashtoreth goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh god of the Moabites, and Molech god of the Ammonites. He hasn't lived the way I have shown him, hasn't done what I have wanted, and hasn't followed directions or obeyed orders as his father David did.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


1 Kings 11.28
When Solomon observed what a good worker he was, he put the young man in charge of the entire workforce of the tribe of Joseph.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stand Out

1 Kings 11.28
Jeroboam stood out during the construction as strong and able.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What Love!

1 Kings 11.12
out of respect for your father David

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Keep The Faith

1 Kings 11.11
intention of keeping faith with me

Friday, January 20, 2017

All We Need

1 Kings 11.10
and had so clearly commanded him not to fool around with other gods.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In The Name of Love

1 Kings 11.8
He built similar shrines for all his foreign wives

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Stay True

1 Kings 12.4
As Solomon grew older, his wives beguiled him with their alien gods and he became unfaithful - he didn't stay true to his God as his father David had done.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Seduced Away

1 Kings 11.3
He had seven hundred royal wives and three hundred concubines - a thousand women in all! And they did seduce him away from God.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Walk With You

1 Kings 11.2
He took them from the surrounding pagan nations of which God had clearly warned Israel, "You must not marry them; they'll seduce you into infatuations with their gods." Solomon fell in love with them anyway, refusing to give them up.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Brisk Business

1 Kings 10.29
Solomon carried on a brisk horse-trading business

Saturday, January 14, 2017


1 Kings 10.28
His horses were brought in from Egypt and Cilicia, specially acquired by the king's agents.

Friday, January 13, 2017


1 Kings 10.27
The king made silver as common as rocks and cedar as common as the fig trees in the lowland hills.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


1 Kings 10.26
He stabled them in the special chariot cities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We Bring

1 Kings 10.25
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Seek You

1 Kings 10.24
And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Surpassed Them All

1 Kings 10.23
King Solomon was wiser and richer than all the kings of the earth - he surpassed them all.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Always More

1 Kings 10.15
This was above and beyond

Saturday, January 07, 2017

For Your Part

1 Kings 10.13
King Solomon for his part gave

Friday, January 06, 2017

Like That!

1 Kings 10.10
There hasn't been a cargo of spices like that since that shipload the queen of Sheba brought to King Solomon.

Thursday, January 05, 2017


1 Kings 10.9
making you king to keep a just order and nurture a God-pleasing people.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Your Love

1 Kings 10.9
Clearly, God's love for Israel is behind this

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Blessed Be You!

1 Kings 10.9
And blessed be God, your God, who took such a liking to you and made you king.

Monday, January 02, 2017


1 Kings 10.8
Lucky the men and women who work for you, getting to be around you every day and hear your wise words firsthand!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The House That God Built

1 Kings 10.4
and saw with her own eyes the palace he had built